Here at Tampa Nerd Con, we’re in the business of building a community around a common love of gaming and pop culture. As every gamer knows, a thorough rulebook is the key to everyone having a good time, so here are our rules for a safe and fun Tampa Nerd Con. If you have a question about a certain policy or guideline, be sure to read through all of our policies, but if that still doesn’t answer your question, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Game on!
Everyone should observe common-sense rules for behavior, personal interaction, courtesy, and respect. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Tampa Nerd Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and badge of any participant not in compliance with this policy.
Tampa Nerd Con is committed to providing a safe environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Harassment or unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, visual, or in any other form, is strictly prohibited. Tampa Nerd Con’s anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation or attendance of the convention or Tampa Nerd Con-sponsored event. Tampa Nerd Con will not tolerate harassment of anyone by anyone, including participants, vendors, hosts, or Tampa Nerd Con staff.
Tampa Nerd Con defines harassment as any behavior that threatens a person or group or produces an unsafe and non-inclusive environment. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, age, or religious beliefs.
Furthermore, harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual or discriminatory images in public and quasi-public spaces (online and offline), intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment may take the form of comments, epithets, slurs, discriminatory or insensitive jokes, teasing, display or discussion of written or graphic material, repeatedly standing too close to or brushing up against a person, or giving gifts of an unwanted or sexual nature. Advocating or encouraging any of the above is also considered harassment.
Harassment at Tampa Nerd Con does not include respectful disagreement or critique offered in good faith. Tampa Nerd Con reserves the right to alter or broaden its definition of harassment at its sole discretion.
No one should tolerate any conduct of this type. Should you experience or witness harassment, you may choose to take any of the following actions: